I like all the poets you all listed. And one I like, which none of you mentioned is Langston Hughes. The poem about a raisin that runs and sticks, and the poem about mother and a tough staircase life, with landings.
There's a lot of logic in poetry. So don't give up! A lot are metaphoric, analogous, and have weird implications. Don't give up on poetry yet.
If I knew of a secure job in literature and poetry, I would so not be an engineer. :P