Cannot Copy Text when I'm in vi

When I edit a file in vi the copy is greyed out, so I have to cat the file and copy it that way.

This is version 3.6.2 running on macos ventura

Cmd-C does not work either. See screen shot.

Screenshot 2023-02-06 at 3.09.27 PM

Text selection is taken over by vi, please try copy text in vi way: