Unable to connect to mongo shell after starting mongod

Here’s the facts, running 4.4 enterprise -

Previously I was able to start mongod with a config that had authorization off, would sign into mongo shell with a couple flags like host, cert files, port, and create a user to authenticate with. Ever since adding the encryptionkeyfile and enabling encryption, that pattern no longer works. When I try to sign into mongo shell after starting the service ( and checking if it’s listening with netstat), I am told Error: couldn’t connect to server SERVER:PORT, connection attempt failed: SocketException: short read
exception: connect failed
exiting with code 1

I’ve tried a number of ways to get back into the shell, including blowing away the dbpath data and spinning up a simple instance with a basic config.

Is there anything I’m missing or could provide as clues? Thanks!!