The prevous story was inspired by a poem by Sara Teasdale entitled “There Will Come Soft Rains.” The poem is about the end of the world, and how man with all his gadgets, technology and egotism will be forgotten the second he is gone, and life on the earth will move on.

There Will Come Soft Rains
There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one
Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,
If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn
Would scarcely know that we were gone.

— Sara Teasdale