Friends,People change jobs now and then,
LinkedIn lets me know some of them.
This week, I noticed a trend:
one business had hired a ton.
Droves of colleagues, again and again,
to a company I’d not heard of, men.
The mystery began to unravel when
the Google resolved the omen.
My former employer back when
rebranded, now goes by Lumen.
No brain drain or hiring trend,
just same-old, with different name.
So why risk confusing all men
and children and even women?
No matter how ugly the pen,
it’s better than starting again.
If Xavier was patron of X-men,
were CenturyLink workers the C-men?
Perhaps that’s why they’re on CNN
explaining the new name to friends.
Or is the New World Order bullpen
having fun at our expense?
It’s eLUMENtal, yes we can pretend,
the iLUMENati are at it again!
Whatever the reason for change,
I wish you success, telco-men.
To cheer you I will not eat ramen.
It’s donuts forever, amen!