I was hitch-hiking from Anchorage to Seward
I was about half way
one road went south, to Seward
one road went west, to Homer
I stuck my thumb out on the south bound road
a yellow TR-7 pulled over
a rough looking woman was driving
on the floor boards I could see a case of beer
three bottles of wine
and two bottles of vodka
where you going?
I’ll take You.
I got in and had a beer
had a bit of wine
and had a slug of vodka
it was the 4 th of July
It didn’t take long to get to Seward
we went to a bar
had a couple of more
I had my tent and sleeping bag, and was planning on camping out that night
I really did not want anything to do with the woman that had picked me up
there was something about her that repulsed me
It got late
she asked me what I was going to do
I told her that I was not going to stay in Seward but that I was going to go to Homer
(which is about 400 miles away)
She said that she would drive me there
so, off we went to Homer
we camped out and fucked
it was not good, but oh well
I figured it was the price of the ride
we got to Homer the next day
she had a friend there
we went to her house and drank some more
I fucked her again that night at her friends house
I got up real early in the morning and hitched back to Seward
About halfway there,
in a little town called Nanilchich, or Solodivia or something Russian anyway,
I got a sore throat real bag and it hurt like hell to piss
I walked into the clinic and told them I was sick and wanted something for it.
I was feverish
I was brought into a room and told to drop my drawers
I figured they would do a drip check which is what the guy did
then he asked me lie down
he’s Doc, I did it
he still had his rubber glove on and he shoved his finger up my ass
“jesus”, I said
“does that hurt”, he asked.
“well, it doesn’t feel real good.”, I replied.
He withdrew his finger, took off the glove and told me I had the clap.
I asked him if it was necessary for to do that sort of exam for the clap?
He said he was just being careful.
I got a shot in the butt cheek
And was sent on my way
I finished hitching back to Seward, but don’t remember a single ride
I waited for the ferry
When it arrived I boarded it bound for Cordova
I slept on the top floor under the cover of the solarium
I arrived in Cordova.