helped by growth in its Azure cloud
but a one-time tax bill was incurred
so the celebration wasn’t too loud.
Stock of the company initially fell
but later moved into positive territory
the reason being, as far as we can tell,
the choice for which customers opted.
Better to have two providers than one
is the philosophy that’s been adopted
by Amazon’s users who hope to avoid
being locked into a single service.
It can be seen from financial results
that the two businesses are thriving
so we can say with absolute certainty
that both clouds have a silver lining.
© Luigi Pagano
Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines,UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.