The job of poet seems like it would have a rather simplistic answer, which would be to entertain the reader, with the words spewed from the mouth of the writer. Although for me a poets duty is too either save the reader from its untimely depression or in one fell swoop kill its audience. Many don't notice it, but to me a writer, I see how easily a poet can twist its readers thoughts. You can have the best day going for you, but once you lay your eyes upon that word, that one specific word it will lure you deeper and deeper, until it can finally sink its teeth into you. Just like how, if you were to start falling down the rabbit hole, how just one read can save you from going to far where you may never escape.