James Broschart
HGTV

Watching well into the night again
to see
 if the couple who clearly
do not understand one another
will finally make up their minds 

and decide to either love it or list it, 

whether they will muster up the courage

to pick the fixer-upper or the budget-buster, 

or will remain, still miserable, in their

current house, obviously not a home. 



I’ll take the rental on the top floor in Paris

in spite of the steps and the small closets, 

or the two-bedroom on the beach in Costa Rica

with the view of ocean breakers that never quits.

So what if the kitchen lacks a dishwasher, 

and the toilet flushes only with the aid of a bucket. 

Forward my mail to Greenland, where I’ll claim
that house perched high on a rock

they say is too small for two.