This poem, ‘Testament’, originally appeared in my first book Minha senhora de quê (1990, Mistress of What). Dedicated to my daughter, the poem is about love, memory, and legacy. It is also about potatoes, metaphor for the world and for integrity. The poem expresses the longing for a future where domestic chores are not the preserve of women alone, where gender roles may become unnecessary, and where the materiality of potatoes and that of poetry are not mutually exclusive.