Gpg hangs on decrypt

New user here, trying to learn how to use gpg on my Librem 15. As far as i can tell, the encyrpt works as expected, but when i try to decrypt the test message, the command just hangs, never to return.

in addition to the gpg --decrypt, the gpg -K also hangs. gpg -k does how my keys as expected.

I’ve tried to kill the agent, even rebooted the laptop. No luck.

I believe all of the packages are current.

What do you think could be my problem?