Having my way with Ulysses

With bated breath.

I want you to use all your powers . . . and all your skills. I don't want his mother to see him this way.Hay.  Just passing the time.  Nothing wrong with that.  Nothing to see here, move along.  I just heard a little news from my friend there, just passing by on his rounds, that’s all. Nothing in particular, mind, just a bit of something.  Would be more useful with a picture; got to make a living.  Just breathe your best news to me a little,  I’ll be silent as the grave.  Heard that noise did you?  Gasses escaping.  Ok so the dead do make some sounds now and then.  We die a bit in this hour.  I must be guarded. Protect my soul, God’s soul if one might say, created by God. They breathe stuff out; can’t blame them for that.  So what do you know?  Spit it out.  A generous arm a woman’s hand from a window flung forth a coin.  I’ll take your secret to my coffin.  I take care of my regulars, they take care of me.  Capisci?  I’ve got my ear to the ground, we can do an exchange.  I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours.  You go first.  Don’t think you’ll be throwing your money out the window, nobody’s more faithful than me.

Intercourse, eyeball to eyeball.