Here is the fourth in Austin Diaz’s new series of satiric translations of Horace’s Odes.
Because the president has a sense of humor…right?
No, don’t ask, who can know—well, if someone knew it’d be me, okay?—
how often we will spend patriotic days of devotion here,
you and me, my little Milošević, and ignore polls, fake news—
well, yeah, unless, of course, I’m still ahead, those ratings, by the way,
did you see? So low, poor aging Arnold, can’t even pronounce you’re—
But now drink! Myself, I’m fine. Is it good? Good. It was very, very
expensive, but I’m real, really so rich, it’s nothing. So rich,
which means I can simply grab the…say it with me one more
time! Who cares if the Christians listen in? Did ya hear? I’m holy.
See here for the collection of all translations so far.