B. Back to the camera, I unfolded with leprous hand My robe, and said to Sinuhe, "I have only this To exchange for your great skill.” L. I saw you stand At the chemin-de-fer table, lean over, and kiss That hog-jowl when he won the throw. How much For a piece of that? I wondered. B. "I have only this,” I said, and lifted his fingers to my breast, to touch The excited flesh, but he would neither touch nor kiss. L. Never mind all that. I was in the movie too, A boy-worshipper of Pharaoh’s god, and my prayer Was one day possessing you. Will fifty dollars do? B. I am engaged, completing my scenario of despair. L. No dice? OK. Who needs you, for christ sake? B. No person. I have only this... to give, and take. A year later AP biographied the purged And self-damned falling star, who took With oven gas the denouement urged By Lerner at Nice, and the Egyptian in his famous book.
Лоренс Голдстейн. Лернер встретил Беллу Дэрви Стихотворение об актрисе Бэтт Дэвис, упоминается фильм Майкла Кёртица "Египтянин" (1954)