Etiquette for Every Day

What if the proper etiquette
for this
   my denouement,
requires obnoxious pandering
        accepting reprimand

Instead of shuffling
          downturned eyes
the earth to glare upon
I’ll rise in solidarity
         and be already gone

#21 of 30 Poems in November to benefit Center for New Americans! I'm *slightly* behind but will catch up. Eek!